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Cedar Hills Community Church

Director of Family and Children Ministry

Cedar Hills Community Church
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Date Posted: 10/02/2017
Categories: Children's Pastor - Christian Education - Christian Teacher - Church Staff - Combo Positions - Family Pastor - Other - Other Pastor
Denominations: Reformed
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Director of Family and Children Ministry shall be responsible for the oversight of ministry to families with children birth through 5th grade.  The primary roles will be to encourage and empower parents in their call to disciple their children and to equip others to intentionally focus on developing children into life-long followers of Jesus. This position reports to the Pastor of Spiritual Formation.  It is full-time, salaried based on experience.


Essential Duties / Responsibilities

  • Encourage and empower parents to be active in the spiritual formation of their children.
  • Equip adults who have a passion for the spiritual formation of children.
  • Develop teams to focus on five areas:  family-based discipleship, outreach, worship, Spiritual formation, and service.
  • Oversee teams by giving spiritual care, vision, recruitment assistance, adequate resources and volunteer training.
  • Attend bi-weekly staff meetings.
  • Oversee the budgets of all Family and Children Ministries Teams.


Performance Expectations

  • Represent the church in a positive manner.
  • Strong desire to recruit, equip and train others to serve in ministry.
  • Work efficiently and effectively in team situations, as well as the ability to work alone.
  • Coordinate several activities at once and to quickly analyze and resolve problems.
  • Lead with creativity and flexibility.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality.



  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four year college or university; or related experience working in a church/ non-profit setting.
  • Family-based discipleship experience with a proven record of recruiting and empowering others. 


To apply

  1. Send a resume and cover letter explaining your sense of call to the ministry.
  2. Provide three references.
  3. Send all parts of the application to Pastor Kent Landhuis -

Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2017

This is intended to give a general overview of the position of Director of Family & Children’s Ministry and is not meant to be a complete list of duties. Updated October 2, 2017.

The deadline to apply is Nov. 1, 2017.


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